Sport Matters: The Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation 2009-2019 proposes a strategy for the development of sport and physical recreation in Northern Ireland up to 2019 – a strategy which will provide a lasting and sustainable legacy for future generations. In so doing, the document identifies 26 high level targets (and related key steps) and sets the key strategic priorities for sport and physical recreation over the next ten years and will inform future investment by all stakeholders across the public, private and community/voluntary sectors.

The high level targets are structured to reflect the current and anticipated needs of sport and physical recreation as expressed through consultation.

The Sport Matters Action Plan 2015-19 highlights the actions proposed by members of the Sport Matters Implementation Groups (SMIGs) against the high-level targets identified in the Strategy yet to be achieved, over the period 2015-2019.

The Sport Matters Action Plan 2011-2015 highlights the actions proposed by members of the Sport Matters Implementation Groups (SMIGs) against the high-level targets identified in the Strategy yet to be achieved, over the period 2011-2015.

These reports highlight the progress made by members of the SMIGs against the 26 high-level targets identified in the Strategy.

Sport Matters Progress Report 2013-2014

Sport Matters Progress Report 2012-2013 

Sport Matters Progress Report 2011-2012

Sport Matters Progress Report 2010-2011

Sport Matters Progress Report 2009-2010

Targets Update

The purpose of the Targets Update Review Paper is to highlight the latest status of each of the 26 high level targets identified within Sport Matters and to note the progress that has been made from initial baseline positions. Progress towards each target has been rated using an extended Traffic Light system. The ratings are defined as:

BLUE – Target achieved
GREEN – On track for achievement
AMBER – On track for achievement but with some delay or uncertainty
RED – At risk for achievement